Ultimate Assistant Training & Consulting Inc.
Named 2015 Educator of the Year by DEMA, the Domestic Estate Managers Association, Bonnie is one of the most respected experts on workplace issues and is an international speaker and corporate trainer. For 25 years, Bonnie worked as the Personal Assistant to Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis and is the author of the bestseller, Be the Ultimate Assistant. In 2011, she resigned from her work with Olympia Dukakis to pursue her dream of building a stronger and more respectful global workplace. This commitment caused her to launch the Speak Up! Pledge campaign and to speak out against workplace bullying.
Founder and CEO
Emilie Aries is a speaker, podcast host, author, and the Founder & CEO of Bossed Up, an award-winning personal and professional development community where she helps women craft happy, healthy, and sustainable career paths. Her brand-new book, Bossed Up: A Grown Woman’s Guide To Getting Your Sh*t Together, serves as a practical roadmap for women who want to set themselves up for sustainable, long-term career success and step up as the boss of their lives. Learn more in Emilie’s TED talk, The Power of No, where she shares how to set healthy boundaries and invest in your sustainable success. You can also boss up your earbuds with the twice-a-week Bossed Up Podcast, where Emilie and her expert guests break down listener career conundrums and offer up boss tips to help you beat burnout and craft a sustainable career path.
Founder & CEO
Erika Gilchrist Enterprises
Assaulted as a little girl, domestically abused as a young adult, living in a women’s shelter, and survived a suicide attempt, Erika Gilchrist has earned the title of “The Unstoppable Woman.” She is regarded as one of the most energizing, engaging, and captivating speakers in the industry. She is the creator of the brazen brand, W.T.F. – Women Thriving Fearlessly! As a published author of 13 books, and a 20 year speaking veteran, Ms. Gilchrist is an expert in personal development, leadership training, and conflict management skills for women. She’s been featured as one of the “15 Most Powerful Women on the South Side of Chicago,” Chicago Woman Magazine, CLTV, and Rolling Out Magazine.
Melissa Esquibel specializes in transforming those confused by technology into empowered users of their software tools. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with more than 25 years in business application technology, Melissa has a unique ability to make learning programs enjoyable AND valuable. Her career spans banking, manufacturing, telecommunications, energy and insurance, which allows her to provide real-world examples and applications. She has enabled everyone from rocket scientists to real estate brokers to put the “productive” back in office productivity software. She has facilitated Microsoft Experience Center sessions at Microsoft locations across the country. She is also the primary content contributor for Office Technology Today, Business Management Daily’s monthly technology newsletter. Melissa is a mainstay on the administrative professional conference speaker circuit with multiple appearances at Admin Pro Forum, Administrative Professional Conference (ASAP), several IAAP events in the US and Canada, as well as regional hospital association administrative professional conferences across the U.S. In addition to her in person engagements, she presents dozens of webinars every year reaching thousands of information workers.
Monique has dedicated her life to helping others understand their own unique role in making great ideas – and great partnerships – come to life. After nearly a decade as the Chief of Simon Sinek, New York Times Best-Selling author and TED celebrity, and now a speaker, trainer, and founder of her company, On Point, Monique has had unparalleled experiences and gained unique perspectives from both the visionaries and their supportive workforce that this world depends on. These encounters have equipped her with the tools necessary to decipher and disentangle common issues plaguing businesses around the globe. As an expert on communication styles, personality types, leadership methods, and ways to motivate, Monique has gained a practical understanding of how we can simultaneously cultivate our own strengths while engaging the differences of our peers to fill in the missing pieces. With a unique specialization in the relationships between an executive and his/her assistant(s), Monique helps bring strength, communication, and passion to one of the most essential partnerships within a company.
Trainer, Consultant and Author
On The Right Track Training & Consulting, Inc.
Rhonda is a professional speaker, trainer and author based in Ottawa. She has spoken to tens of thousands of people in 13 different countries. Rhonda has served as the 2004 Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) National President, has served on the Board of the Global Speakers Federation and is named in the 2018 edition of “Who’s Who in Professional Speakers” (where she has been listed since 1998). Rhonda will share some things she has learned to help you thrive in your work environment, emerging at the end of the day with a smile and a sense of accomplishment. Audiences far and wide sing her praises for her relevant and useful tips on administration, communication and workplace effectiveness!
International Speaker, Broadcaster and Passion Igniter
Contagious Leadership Training
Trisha Miltimore is an International Speaker, Broadcaster and PASSION IGNITER inspiring others to reach SOUL CENTERED SUCCESS. As a momma of four and multi-biz owner, Trish knows firsthand the hardships and privileges of PURSUING YOUR PASSION including what it takes to ignite and maintain an attitude of success. A curator of CURIOSITY + COURAGE Trisha teaches proven strategies to reach your goals and FLOURISH at the same time. Her down-to-earth style is refreshing. Her messages are clear, practical and transformational. A profound storyteller, Trisha empowers thousands to MANIFEST MOMENTUM via a BEAUTIFUL BOLD BLEND of inspiration & personal insights. Visit her digital home for all kinds of Soul Centred Success fun:
Vickie Sokol Evans
CEO and Founder
The Red Cape Company
Author of the popular Microsoft Office “100 Tips” series for PC/Mac, Vickie is a Microsoft Certified Trainer with over 20 years of classroom training experience, specializing in the Microsoft, Google and Apple productivity platforms. She travels the globe as a sought after international speaker delivering live Jerry Maguire-inspired keynote presentations to a variety of audiences; and teaching engaging instructor-led workshops and courses.
President & CEO
CAREERSTONE GROUP LLC
Mary Abbajay, author of the award-winning, best-selling Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. As a sought-after author, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Mary helps clients develop the strategies, skills and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. Mary is a frequent expert contributor for television, radio and print publications where she provides practical leadership and career advice. In addition to her role as a Forbes.com contributor, her work and advice have appeared in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, Money Magazine, Southwest Airlines Magazine, Monster, and the BBC. In 2010, Mary was named as one of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business and was a Smart CEO Brava Award recipient in 2017.
Chrissy Scivicque, PMP, PCM
EAT YOUR CAREER
STRATEGIC PROBLEM SOLVING: HOW TO DEVELOP SOUND JUDGEMENT & DECISION MAKING SKILLS
PROJECT MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP: COMPARING METHODOLOGIES & APPLYING WHAT WORKS BEST
Chrissy Scivicque believes that work can be a nourishing, enriching life experience—and she loves helping professionals discover exactly what that means for them and how to achieve it. Her popular website, EatYourCareer.com, is devoted to this mission. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and certified Professional Career Manager (PCM), Chrissy brings a unique perspective to the world of professional development. As a proud former executive assistant, Chrissy also has a deep admiration and appreciation for the world of admin and its unique challenges. She is the author of three books: “The Proactive Professional”, “The Invisibility Cure” and “ELEVATE Admins” (all available on Amazon).
Speaker, Author & Change Management Expert
BUILDING MENTAL TOUGHNESS IN CHALLENGING TIMES
Anne Bonney is a fun, energetic international keynote speaker and courage ignitor. She is an authority on Change Management, two-time author, host and creator of Dancing in the Discomfort Zone Podcast and an experienced virtual, in-person and hybrid workshop facilitator. After 20 years in highly successful corporate and non-profit leadership positions, Anne, now uses her experience, education, and expertise to ignite YOUR ability to embrace the discomfort of change, courageous communication and emotional intelligence.
Speaker, Trainer & Executive Coach
CULTIVATING RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF UNCERTAINTY & CHANGE
Sylvia Baffour is a Professional Speaker, Trainer and Executive Coach focused on helping organizations thrive and succeed with emotional intelligence strategies.
She is among the most sought-after speakers and professional development trainers. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies like Whirlpool, Capital One, Liberty Mutual, as well as agencies such as the World Bank, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Defense. HubSpot recently named Sylvia among the Top 15 female motivational speakers alongside Oprah Winfrey, Mel Robbins and Iyanla Vanzant. She is the author of I Dare You to Care, a book focused on using emotional intelligence skills to inspire, influence and achieve remarkable growth and is also the host of the I Dare You to Care podcast show.
Sylvia has lived in several countries around the world and speaks 5 languages. In 2014, she was ranked among the top 18 speakers at the World Championship of Public Speaking held in Malaysia. A global competition that began with 35,000 contestants from 126 countries.
Speaker, Consultant & Author
5 SUPERPOWERS TO TAME THE CHAOS & LEVEL UP
After more than 25 years of creating and leading award-winning teams for a Fortune 10 technology firm, Jean left the corporate world to do what she loves all the time-helping teams achieve things others think impossible. In 2020, Jean was recognized as one of Phoenix Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business and as President of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Jean led the Phoenix chapter to receive a Stevie Award for the best response to the pandemic by a woman-led non-profit organization. Jean speaks to worldwide audiences about to how to conquer change and elevate your skills to achieve breakthrough results.